Jacksonville Business Journal - by Mark Szakonyi , Staff writer
Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 5:01pm EST
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority said JetBlue Airways will begin Wednesday using Jacksonville International Airport for cargo handling.
JetBlue chose to grow its cargo network by connecting to Jacksonville because of the frequency of passenger travel between New York’s John F. Kennedy International and Boston’s Logan International Airport, according to a news release.
“With this new direct service, we now provide affordable and dependable shipping services to the Northeast via New York and Boston, as well as convenient cargo transfer options to destinations across our network,” said Carl Shipsky, manager of system cargo sales at JetBlue, in a news release.
JetBlue will begin daily service to San Juan, Puerto Rico, on May 19, and the service will also allow customers to move cargo to the island instead of using more congested Southeast airports, Shipsky said. JetBlue generally offers three daily nonstop flights from Jacksonville to New York and daily nonstop service to Boston.